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Say Hello to The Garden Tent & Shack

This month we launched our exciting new project ‘The Garden Tent and Shack’ and boy has it been popular!

Open every weekend, this bookable outside area offers customers a unique, casual dining experience, with a completely new menu featuring a variety of traditional Neapolitan style pizzas, a selection of mighty hotdogs, soft serve ice creams (with plenty of choices for toppings) and delicious banoffee pies for dessert.

Fully weather proof and heated throughout to keep you nice and toasty, our beautiful Bedouin Garden Tent offers lots of fun to see you through winter – the kids get their own special menu (perfect for a weekend treat) and the adults can indulge in the extensive drinks menu on offer, including over 25 wines by the glass and a selection of great beers.

The Garden Shack and Tent will be open every weekend at the following times:

Friday – 5-9pm
Saturday – 12-9pm
Sunday – 12-6pm

Book now via: or by calling us on: 01273 843147.

Bookings are made in the normal way, just make sure you select ‘Garden Tent’ from the drop-down menu when choosing your time.

We can’t wait for you to all see the Garden Tent and for you to sample one of our amazing new ‘Bull Dogs’ – so make sure you get yourselves booked in!

The early Bull catches the worm

As we’re sure you’re all aware, last month the government decided that hospitality venues should now be closing their doors every night at 10pm.

With this in mind, we wanted to make sure we could see as many of your lovely faces as possible, so we have decided to change our food service hours to ensure that you all still get the chance to dine with us (maybe just a little bit earlier than usual!).

New Food service times are as follows:

Monday – Saturday 12-9pm (last bookable table 8:30pm)
Sunday – 12-8pm (last bookable table 7:30pm)
Breakfast will continue to be served every day from 8 – 10:30am.

Book your table now by clicking here or by calling us on: 01273 843147.

We’re so happy to be able to offer these additional hours to our customers and we look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Bring home a slice of The Bull this Autumn

Bring a slice of The Bull home with you this Autumn with our Take Home pizza menu.

Now the nights are beginning to draw in, there is nothing better than cosying up with a takeaway at the weekend and we think our delicious Neapolitan Style, stone-baked pizzas are the best way to do just this!

With a wide variety of toppings, plus two vegan options and a children’s menu there is plenty to choose from. To complete your takeaway experience, you can also add sides, ice cream and a variety of drinks to your order.

Our Take Home menu is available at the following times:

Friday – 5-9pm
Saturday – 12-9pm
Sunday – 12-6pm

You can order you takeaway via our website at:

An Autumn Staycation at an unbeatable price

We all deserve a little time to escape and relax and these chilly Autumn evenings offer the perfect excuse to take a cosy staycation with us here at The Bull.

The South Downs is our home, with miles of peaceful (and quiet) paths, blissful views and pure fresh air to breathe.

Warm yourself after a long walk by the log fires and ease into a juicy bottle of red and some tasty locally grown produce.

From Sunday 1st November until Monday 21st December, we are offering truly unbeatable rates on all our rooms – book a stay within this time period from as little as £99 per night.

So, what are you waiting for???

Book now and stay in one of our six, individually designed, 5* rated bedrooms at this one-off offer.

To book this offer visit our website at:, email or give our friendly staff a call on: 01273 843147.

Please note, this offer applies to new bookings only and can’t be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Cosy up with our new Autumn Menu

Throughout this month we’ve been launching our new seasonal menu.

Steve and the team have been busy in the kitchen creating some brilliant new dishes for you all to savour throughout these cosy autumn days.

Favourites from the menu include:

From our smaller plates – ‘Freshly steamed Mussels with toasted sourdough’, this dairy-free starter has a tasty lemon grass, chilli & coconut sauce

From the bigger plates – ‘Seabass Fillet, roasted chard, garlic puree’. All our fish is caught locally by Brighton & Hove Fish Sales based at the eastern side of Shoreham Harbour – Straight from the Sussex seaside onto your plate.

Finally, for dessert, an irresistible ‘White chocolate baileys cheesecake, almond and raspberry’. A perfect sweet-treat to complete your dining experience with us, pleasing on the eye as well as the palate.

All our new dishes are made from fresh, seasonal ingredients and are all sourced from our hand-picked list of artisan local suppliers.

To sample our delicious new menu for yourself book a table to eat today by clicking here or call us on: 01273 843147.

Pumpkin Pandemonium

Its pumpkin pandemonium this Halloween with the return of The Bull’s pumpkin carving competition.

The competition is open to all children and the best three pumpkins will win an amazing £10’s worth of Amazon Vouchers.

Entries cost £1 per pumpkin which will be donated directly to Ditchling St Margaret’s Primary School PTA.

Feeling inspired? Then get your creative juices flowing and bring your decorated pumpkin to The Bull by Friday 30th October.

Winners will be announced via email and on our social media platforms on Halloween night, Saturday 31st October.

All the pumpkins will be put on display around the pub for customers to admire and to set the scene for a seriously spooky Halloween.

Please ensure that all pumpkins entered are clearly marked with the child’s name and age.

Good luck everyone, we can’t wait to see your creepy creations!

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